Ah, Bordeaux! Synonymous with rarified wines from distant Chateaux, where only the rich and well-connected can fill their cellar. But not this time! We are here to take you through some of the best value wines for buying & (importantly) drinking right now!
Like many classical French wine regions, Bordeaux can seem like a bit of a minefield. So many producers, a myriad of different villages and sub-regions, a baffling array of different classification systems and to top it all off, at least 5 different grape varieties... and that's just the reds!
Take the stress out of drinking with our online tastings! Drink decadently fine wine from the comfort of your own home, accompanied by some proper tasty home-cooked grub guided by our exclusive recipes cards, you can sit back and enjoy the very best stay-at-home wine tasting experience possible.
Wines to be tasted:
Chateau Saint Aubin, Medoc, 2016 (RRP £17.25)- A curiosity to kick us off! Saint-Aubin very cleverly deploy the full palatte of grape varieties including those rarieties Carmenere and Petit-Verdot to achieve a balance between fruit and structure. A great place to begin your Bordeaux journey.
Chateau Anthonic, Moulis-in-Medoc, 2016 (RRP £20)- Bordeaux can seem so weighed down by it's own heritage, that you wonder if it will ever be able to adjust to changing winemaking styles and modern tastes. Anthonic prove that if you dig a little deeper you'll uncover plenty of producers who have embraced recent trends towards sustainable practices. A tasty and fascinating reminder that Bordeaux is as multifaceted as any wine region.
Dutruch Grand Poujeaux, Moulis-in-Medoc, 2012 (RRP £22.95)- As with the previous two wines, this is a salient reminder that Bordeaux is far bigger than your famous (and highly sought after) trio of Paulliac/St Julien/Margaux. Range a little further afield on the Medoc peninsula and uncover some stellar wines which are drinking beautifully right now.
L'Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol, 2014 (RRP £33.25)- Those in the know in Bordeaux have long been assiduously collecting and reaping the enjoyment offered by the so-called 'second wines' of great producers. Learn how to buy famous names and slightly more realistic prices...
Roc de Cambes, Cotes de Bourg, 2011 (RRP £71.65)- Okay, so this isn't exactly 'everyday drinking wine' territory! But look at the price of the whole tasting and then look at the price of this bottle! If you fancy tasting one of the most talked about wines from outside of the 'royal mile' of Pomerol and St Emilion, then get booking fast and see what all the fuss is about!
As with all of our online tastings we’ll share some goodies such as Su’s celebrated recipe cards, maps and tasting notes to help bring the Wine School experience direct to your home.
The tastings will take place on Zoom between 7pm and 9pm on evenings of Saturday 8th and 15th May.
The price of the booking includes all evenings’ presentations, the 5 bottles of wine to be delivered to your door (combined RRP at least £165), tasting notes, maps and recipe cards to help make your evening that little bit more special! Places (and wines) are limited so don't miss out!